The best of men That eer wore earth about him was a sufferer; A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breathed.1
The Honest Whore. Part i. Act i. Sc. 12.
Note 1. Of the offspring of the gentilman Jafeth come Habraham, Moyses, Aron, and the profettys; also the Kyng of the right lyne of Mary, of whom that gentilman Jhesus was borne.Juliana Berners: Heraldic Blazonry. [back]